My setting were as follows:
Machine: Miller 350P
Gas" 90/10 @ 35cfh
base setting 300
arc length 50 ( factory)
arc control 0 (factory is 25)
Direction of travel - Push
I deburred the edge of the tubing but did not bevel. Fla bar was not beveled either. It doesn't make sense to me to bevel too much as the tubing isnt extremely thick. If I bevel the 1/2" there ends up being a gap unless I only slightly bevel to match up with the tubing.
For reference, the settings for 1/8" is 250 and 1/2" is 650 on the chart.
By turning the arc control to 0, I was looking to get a flatter bead.
Finished bead gets minimal finish grinding with a flap wheel followed by wire wheel.
Desired result is 1) a sound bead. 2) a good looking bead that requires minimal clean up
Thanks in advance for replies